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Tiraz with gold

Tiraz with gold

Location: not on view


The dominant gold ground of a tripartite band displays horned bovines with cloven hooves alternating with stylized palmette trees flanked by opposing lines of text on the dark blue linen ground. The historical inscription is written in kufic script with elongated bowls of the lower letters. The text and epigraphy indicate a date during the caliphate of al-Zahir (r. 1020–35).
  • Mrs. Paul Mallon, Paris.
  • Mackie, Louise W. Symbols of Power: Luxury Textiles from Islamic Lands, 7th-21st Century. Cleveland; New Haven: Cleveland Museum of Art; Yale University Press, 2015. Reproduced: P. 104, fig. 3.20: Mentioned: P. 105, 215
  • Textiles from Egypt, Syria and Spain: 7th through 15th centuries. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (organizer) (November 26-June 6, 1991).
    The Year in Review for 1982. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (organizer) (January 5-February 6, 1983).
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